Having moved back to GA several weeks ago, I now live within minutes of my family and childhood friends. Even now that the majority of the unpacking is done, I still haven't had much time to play WOW. It's been 11 years since I last live here and as expected, people keep dropping by and coming over for dinner. Some nights I'd prefer they leave earlier or just not come by at all so I can play WOW. *Smile* But it would be hard to explain that I need them to leave so I can get on the computer and play a fantasy game online. These are small town folk with rather country ideas.
The reverse wouldn't happen in IL where I had been living. My friends knew that I played WOW, and I had no problem telling them that they couldn't come by on a particular evening because I'd be playing "the game" as we call it. Acquaintances at work knew that I played. One time while sitting in a late meeting that was going nowhere fast, I announced that they needed to hurry up because I had to get ready for a raid in 30 minutes and needed to get home. LOL By that time most of them knew what a raid was and that I was serious about "this game".
It's not the same back here in small town GA. I'm sure that there are WOW players down here somewhere or at lease people that know about the game. Unfortunately, my family isn't among them and explaining it to them would be like telling them I was going home to walk on the moon.